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Seven LMHS Seniors Named National Merit Scholarship Semifinalists

The Linn-Mar Community School District is very proud to recognize and congratulate seven high school seniors for being named semifinalists in the 2024 National Merit Scholarship Program.

The semifinalists include:

  • Riya Anand
  • Pranav Chepyala
  • Tanvi Gopalam
  • Katrina Ibrahim
  • Sutra Iyer
  • Graedyn  Morrissey
  • Melissa Wang

“We are very happy for Riya, Pranav, Tanvi, Katrina, Sutra, Graedyn, and Melissa on their accomplishment,” said Principal Jeff Gustason. “We are also pleased for their families, who play a major role in the achievement of these National Merit Competition honorees.”

The National Merit Scholarship Corporation released the names of approximately 16,000 Semifinalists in the 69th annual National Merit Scholarship Program. These academically talented high school seniors will have an opportunity to continue in the competition for some 7,100 National Merit Scholarships worth more than $28 million that will be offered next spring.

To be considered for a Merit Scholarship award, Semifinalists must fulfill several requirements to advance to the Finalist level of the competition. About 95 percent of the Semifinalists are expected to attain Finalist standing, and about half of the Finalists will win a National Merit Scholarship, earning the Merit Scholar title.

Learn more about the program at

Congratulations to all four seniors on your achievement and good luck in 2024!